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Tennis icon headlines island charity event

October 29, 2014 Tennis legend Nick Bollettieri and a couple of coaches from his Bradenton academy will roll into town Nov. 1 for a morning benefit. more »»

Out with the old...in with the old

October 29, 2014 A piece of old, dried out drywall with kid drawings on it. An old VHS tape, more than partially unraveled. Some old vinyl records. more »»

‘Ding’ target of new visitors a success

October 29, 2014 A marketing effort by an island landmark is paying dividends. Using social media, direct marketing to local radio and other outreach tools, officials with the J.N. more »»

Islander’s shell blog celebrates five years, worldwide feedback

October 29, 2014 Here’s how Pam Rambo spends a morning in Sanibel on her laptop: “After a week sailing, snorkeling and beach combing in the Bahamas, I’m feeling in the pink. more »»

Island merchant says chamber a key to success

October 29, 2014 Sanibel and Captiva are reporting healthy signs of a rebounding economy. more »»

Historic neighborhood dates to island’s Mayberry past

October 29, 2014 Periwinkle Park is Sanibel Island’s only campground and trailer park. It has been the town’s most affordable place to live and camp for more than 50 years. Way back when John . more »»

Bailey’s expanding services with Sanibel Catering Co.

October 22, 2014 Things have been great since 1899. Why not ramp it up a couple of notches? While catering services are not new, the popular Bailey’s General Store will formally expand into catering beginning Oct. 22. more »»

Captiva resort plans would raze worker quarters, build new luxury units

October 22, 2014 The South Seas Island Resort in Captiva may grow in the coming year by another 140 units. Resort officials unveiled the plan at the Oc. more »»

Early voting began Monday

October 22, 2014 As we approach two weeks before the General Election on Nov. 4, early voting began on a variety of area races and referendums. Early voting kicked off Monday and will continue through Saturday, Nov. more »»

City Council pushes pay issue forward

October 14, 2014 The city will examine the pay of surrounding communities and other factors in deciding a possible compensation package for Sanibel’s elected officials. Or not. more »»

Report card has golf course moving in the right direction

October 14, 2014 Drew Donnelly got some good news from Sanibe. more »»

Island merchants preserve history with wall art

October 14, 2014 When Alison and Blaine Dry began to renovate the building for their then new Cip’s Place cafe in 2010, they were surprised at the number one request. more »»

Committee to study leaf-blower use, noise

October 8, 2014 Everyone agrees they can be annoying to listen to, especially before coffee time. more »»

Post Office remake gets public riled

October 8, 2014 Patrons are wondering what in the world happened here. And they're voicing concerns -- loudly and clearly, said Sanibel Island Postmaster Mary Uhlhorn. more »»

Chamber sees signs of a healthy season

October 8, 2014 Members of the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce are already beginning to sense that this season could be an exceptional for Sanibel and Captiva merchants, southwest Florida's resort industry in... more »»

Demand pushes Farmers Market opening to Oct. 5

October 1, 2014 An islands favorite returns early this season. The Sanibel Island Farmers Market opens Oct. 5 at Sanibel City Hall ground. more »»

Sweet Treat: Time is now for sea grape jelly

October 1, 2014 If it’s fall, it must be time for sea grape jelly. But hurry; the Sanibel Cafe will run out of the tasty treat quickly, said Ken Loewit, the cafe’s co-owner and the cook in the kitchen. more »»

Pizzeria to open at Bailey’s Center next month

October 1, 2014 Food choice grows by one in November. The city has approved a request by a Sanibel businessman to open a pizzeria at the Bailey’s Shopping Center comple. more »»

Islander rescues those in financial distress

October 1, 2014 The islander rubber-banded household bills and stuffed the bundles into bank boxes around southwest Florida. more »»

 
 

 

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